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Breed Details

Lhaso Apso

Lhaso Apso

The Lhasa Apso is said to have been in existence since 800 BC. In Tibetan homes and monasteries, the giant Tibetan Mastiff regarded the outdoor, while the Lhasa guarded the indoor.

The Lhasa Apso is gay and assertive, loyal and loving to those it knows but suspicious of strangers.

The Lhasa Apso also enjoys its playtime. It is a good watchdog and its small size makes him a most agreeable city pet whose exercise needs can be met with a short, daily walk.

Breed Standards

Size:The ideal size for dogs is 10-11 in, 25-28 cm.
Coat:The crowning glory of the Lhasa Apso is the long, heavy, straight, hard coat.
That long, glorious coat needs almost daily grooming to keep it free of mats and since it reaches to the ground, it needs occasional cleansing with suitable coat-care products.

DNA Parentage Test
Canine Hemophilia B
Canadian Kennel Club
American Kennel Club
Lhasa Apso Club of America